Skip to comments.Democrat John Dingell, longest-serving member of US House, says he'll run for re-election
Posted on 02/20/2010 7:51:58 AM PST by cajuncow
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Associated Press) -- The longest-serving member of the U.S. House is running for re-election.
Michigan Democrat John Dingell of Dearborn told a College Democrats breakfast at the University of Michigan on Saturday that he plans to run again.
Dingell says the state needs experienced leaders in Washington to help get it out of its economic woes. He added, "Now is not the time to walk away."
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Whoever runs against him needs to make the point that Dingell is a big part of the problem.
Dingell was the wrong type of experience and has turned his district into a Dingellville.
And the incredibly stupid people of Michigan will probably continue to vote this old fool into office.
It might get pretty lonely there by yourself..When the others have bit the dust..No problem you can’t pass anything on your own with a few other filthy Dem’s with you..
Dingell shut up and resign or retire. Your wife is a disgrace. plan to spend time with her before she is sent up the river. Another corruptocrat from Detroit. must have taught Kwame pretty good, get sentenced and jailed and out after a brief. restitution is demanded but Kwame is broke. detroit such a great city. a giant cesspool
Can’t spell dingleberry with “dingle”
My district...he is as cemented in this district as Custer’s statue, and about as helpful.
Well we’re taking the 7th district back this year. Anybody know how McCotter his doing?
Term limits can be imposed by the prudence of the voters. If the idiots in that district who keep electing him want to continue, who are voters from elsewhere to stop them?
Get a strong conservative who will help bring jobs to Michigan. I can think of several.
I think a good independant could do the job. Lots of Blue dog hard working democrats in that district. And they are sick of what is happening.
Reps experienced in what Dingleberry? Experience is not always all its cracked up to be.
Hmmmm....wonder if God will have a message for him? Seems like God’s been sending lots of messages ....
I agree he should go, but it’s John Conyers wife that is headed to prison!
Another old thief (elected 1964) from Detroit.
That old racist is another asshat from Detake that’s ready to retire!
His 40 something wife was taking bribes!
When John Dingleberry finally gets carried out of Congress in a box, whoever replaces him (assuming the district lines remain the same) will be as far to the left as it is possible to be. This district may well have a higher concentration of Nazional Socialists and other anti-Americans than any other in the country.
Solid union and welfare turf.
There are certain congressional districts that are untouchable: Pelosi, Rangel, Waters, Dingel, etc.
And in these districts if they oust the incumbent, someone more radical will replace them; i.e.Pelosi's last opponent was Cindy Sheehan.
He’s owned by the labor unions.
I was at U of M from 1986 through 1991 and don’t remember that Dingell was my representative at the time. The district may have shifted some through the years. He’s got Ann Arbor (population 130,000 & Very Liberal college town) and the solidly union ‘Downriver’ areas in his district, so he’s probably very safe. The 2 or 3 districts that include central Detroit are also very blue. There’s more hope for challenging Democrats in the northern Detroit suburbs of Oakland and Macomb counties.
It’s amazing that a university town that should be the site of a fierce competition of ideas has the same Congressional represntative since 1955. This dudes outlasted Stalin, Kruschev, Breschnev, Andropov, Gorbechev, Yelstin and Putin, not to mention predating Fidel Castro.
“The 83-year-old Dingell entered the U.S. House in December 1955 to replace his late father.
Please, if you don’t think it’s time for term limits, read and re-read the above.”
It’s worse than that. During the Roosevelt administration, his daddy introduced the single-payer that was trounced when Truman try to ram it through Congress against stiff Republican opposition (not to mention the opposition of nearly every doctor in America). John Dingell the son has “proudly” introduced that identical bill in Congress for every year he has been in office—notwithstanding the mountains of evidence that the public is firmly opposed to this “progressive” approach to health reform.
In short, the man and his ideas are dinosaurs in the 21st century, yet it is this antiquated vision that continues to inspire progressives from Ezra Klein to DailyKos. Talk about a party that is out of new ideas!!!!
What is not apparent is that John Dingell is an avid hunting/right to carry supporter. THAT is the other reason why he hasn’t budged and it’s a good one.
One of those things that people consistently overlook about Michigan politics. Even most of our democrats are pro gun to some extent.
Bart Stupak’s son killed himself with one of Stupak’s guns and it didn’t change Stupak’s “OKish” gun stance. It could be better but what can you expect from a democrat.